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    December 21, 2012
    5:00 - 7:00pm PST  

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the north bay -- the location hit the hardest so far. more on those stories ahead. but first --- i'm pam moore, here in the kron4 weather center with jaqueline this first day of winter. >> jacqueline: we are still seeing rainfall in the bay area at this hour. as we take a look of the stormtracker 4 radar this is just what we expected in richmond, and all, this wat moderate weather cell. and also over the oakland area, light rain over dublin, pleasanton and heavier rainfall pressing towards 680. consistently, light showers and down the peninsula with light rain over the water. light rain and pressing towards palo alto. we will continue with this rainfall for this
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evening. showers. this is a first part of a system that impacted us with moisture moving slow to the south. we have a another system just on the heels of this one. to the north, it is bracing towards your weekend. and we are already dealing with delays at visibility with j. r. stone. and also the weekend rainfall. details, coming up. >> pam: and our team starts tonight with kron 4's j-r stone. where the bad weather is hitting. during one of the busiest travel days of the year. j-r, we hear it's a big mess for southwest fliers in particular. >>reporter: you have got that correct there are delays all across the board. however, when it comes to south west it is a complete mess. this is video from the
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last one hour. you see how long the line is just to get to the ticket counter. many of these people are waiting just to check their bags! i talked to people that with between three and four in a half hours just to check their bags. with a flight delays, and 90 flights have been cancelled all day. at one point, the are riding the ladies were 3.5 hours. the average delay time is 60 minutes-90 minutes. passengers-. >> i waited for poured five hours and background just to check-42 bags. i waited $4.50. in the southwest lines i waited four and half hours--just to check to backs.
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>> would probably could've just to driven. but i will tell you it is all worked in the end. >>reporter: now, and lot of the passengers from southwest. they say that by the time they got to the front of the line they only found out that their flight was canceled. they could not fly for several other days. some people flew different carriers but there are delays all across the board. your best bet is if you have a direct flight. reporting live at best of all, >> pam: j. r., we are
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hearing some protest in the background of what is going on? >>reporter: that is one of the reasons why i am holding my earpiece. these are workers from the united states are ground workers that do not have a contract. they represent a large number of workers. perhaps 30-40 protesters out here. i wanted to be closer to show you but i cannot hear if i am too close. but they're out here and making their point known. >> pam: j. r. stone, thank you. we will check back with you during the 6:00 p.m. and now, with bay area ridge conditions. the pay.. demand is wet and the san mateo bridge. they are going eastbound that is at the bottom right. traffic is
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heaviest near the golden gate bridge. moving pretty decent and for a closer look let us check out with closer charles clifford, for #80. for a closer look now -- let's head out to kron4's charles clifford. he's live along highway 80. charles, what are road conditions looking like? >> the visibility is not that great this is interstate 80. this is westbound towards the bay bridge. the caltran is saying that this will take 30 minutes to go towards san francisco and one hour to get to the airport. it is pretty slow moving let us show you some video, earlier the rainfall and it got nicer. a time lapse video from the oakland hills. that storm sweeping and also a very slick day. i drove along interstate 24 with the recent accident to the west of the caldecott tunnel. backed up traffic
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all the way from the tunnel to the interstate-80 taking the off ramp to get too high or 24 heading east. this afternoon, are around 3:00 p.m. is one of rainfall really picked up. heavy. and things got very slack. that is where we are right now see we can have more of an update for you at 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.. in the east bay, charles clifford, kron 4. >> pam: thank you, charles clifford. we're tracking the storm on line as well.getting lots of storm pictures from viewers and facebook fans. send yours in.we'll be show- casing some of the best weather photos later in the show. >> pam: stay with kron-4 as we continue to track the storm this evening. updates also available on our website -- kron4-dot- com, as well as our facebook and twitter pages. (bell ring, ring, ring)
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>> the national mourning the newtown elementary school tragedy -- with a moment of silence. it was one week ago today -- a gunman opened fire at a connecticut school. murdering 26 people -- including 20 children -- before taking his own life. much more on they day of mourning ahead tonight. but first. we turn to the renewed debate over gun conrtol in america. today for the first we are hearing from the nation's most powerful gun lobbying group -- the n-r-a. grant lodes is standing by with the story. the n-r-a >> this was big. they offered his condolences and waited a week to speak out. and today it doubled- down.undeterred by protestors or anything else. not giving an inch on gun control the n-r-a's solution - a new team that will work to put armed officers in every school in the country.because it says the next school killer is "waiting in the wings"
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>> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate what ever is necessary to put a armed police officers in every single school in this nation to read the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. why is the idea of a gun could wind it is used to protect the president of our country? or, our police, but to bat when it is used to protect our children in our schools. >> as soon as the nra finished its comments - gun control advocates spoke out against the idea that more guns equals safer schools. >> (feinstein) the n-r-a's ceo blaming mass shootings on the media , it is a delay
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tactic. for guns used in the workplaces, shopping malls, movie theaters. for the nra and others to shield by saying that is a naturally ill and we have to have more guns in the school. have you ever going to think are they going to have them on a person or a teacher have a gun? it just does not make sense >> the nra see all by mass media on the media, violent video games, and mental health oversight, among other things: let us know what you think about this issue: should armed officers walk the halls of every american school that wants it? log onto our kron-4 facebook fan page to weigh in. we'll have poll results and comments coming up. >> pam: as you heard. the nra wants congress "to put armed police officers in every school." we wanted to know what school districts in the bay area think of this idea. would schools here want that? kron 4's
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justine waldman made dozens of calls today to find out. she is here now with the answers. >>reporter: the n-r-a wants the armed officers in schools when children return to school in january. i spoke with several school districts today. to see if this is even possible. and some already have armed police in the hallways. we will start in oakland. where the spokesperson told me. the district has armed police officers now on certain campuses that are considered high risk. but that more guns in schools is not the solution. in oakland, they are more worried about a stray bullet from an outside shooting, than an attack inside the school. also adding, congress needs to evaluate the matter and start a discussion before making any decisions. from the san francisco unified school district. didn't answer yes or no to the question but said. >> "we continuously work with the san francisco police department and the department of emergency management to prevent and prepare for emergencies. we
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all agree that children should never be victims of gun violence whether at school or in the community, yet children ages 5 to 14 in >> we take this as a loss by losing support for music, the arts and opportunity for children to get intervention for reading those resources are taken away because they have to go to what is provided for " school resource officers " to. >> also, the school unified school district say that the prevention efforts such as school counselors, and intervention programs would be a far wiser investment of public funds. san jose did not want to comment. and also i did not get a full return of my e-mails or my phone calls
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>> pam: thank you, just change. the search for a gunman that triggered a lockdown. >> and if you think a winter storm is in the bay area wait until you see what is hitting the midwest. >> first, efforts to stop the fiscal cliff. lawmakers flee the capital for their christmas break, that is next.
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comment.tense moments today at a south bay elementary school. as concerns over school safery remain high. the search for a gunman that
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triggered a lockdown -- ahead.and at 5-30.if you think the winter storm just wait until you see what's hiiting the midwest. but first tonight -- efforts to stop american from going off the fiscal cliff in dissarray. as lawmakers flee the break that's next. just before departing for his annual holiday vacation in hawaii, president obama leaders to take action on crisis. karin caifa reports from washington, where members of congress have also left town. >> good afternoon, everybody. >>reporter: after speaking with party leaders friday afternoon, president obama called on congress to quickly come up with a solution to avert some end- of-year tax hikes associated with the fiscal cliff. >> in the next few days i've asked leaders of congress to work towards a package that prevents a tax hike on middle class americans, protects unemployment insurance for 2 million americans and lays the groundwork for further work on both and deficit reduction. >>reporter: the remarks came after house speaker john boehner failed to muster enough of his party's support to bring his "plan b" to the floor. his proposal would have effectively raised taxes only on those americans making more than one million dollars a year. >> we had a number of our members who just really
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didn't want to be perceived as having raised taxes. >>reporter: the two sides each left the capitol for the christmas holidays, blaming the other for inaction. democrats said thursday's failure in the house pointed to a need for more compromise by the g-o- p. >> house republicans have gotten the message loud and clear that a comprehensive solution to the looming fiscal cliff will need to be a bipartisan solution. >>reporter: senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said the next move needs to come from the president. >> he is the only one that can do it. this isn't john boehner's problem to solve. >>reporter: without a deal, steep tax hikes and massive government spending cuts are set to trigger after january first. in washington, i'm karin caifa. kron4 news for a more >> indepth look into the into the challenges, the president and congress face -- as the fiscal cliff deadline ticks forward. kron4's political analyst will join us tonight, at 5:30. >> pam: police now say the
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deadly home invasion -- that rocked a wealthy silicon valley suburb -- was *not random. raven dixon was arraigned in a santa clara court today on charges of being an accessory to the murder of raveesh kumar kumra durung a home invasion-- back on november 30th. dixon was led out of the san jose courtroom in chains after the judge put her bail at one million. a pre-trial hearing is set for the middle of january. >> in san jose, police ordered a school locked down after a pair of robbery suspects retrieved a gun from the backyard of a nearby home. as kron four's rob fladeboe reports now, the suspects were then trailed by police to another nearby residence where a brief standoff >> one of at least two armed robbery suspects could be seen being taken into custody by police early friday near the intersection of mt. pleasant and clayton roads in east san jose. they are thought to be the same men who were
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spotted earlier by a resident of nearby monrovia avenue. for about two hours, robert saunders elementary school here on rocky mountain way was locked down as precaution. a few blocks away, in what police call a 'surround and call-out' operation' at least 21 officers and a couple canine units surrounded a home on clayton road where the suspects and several other people were thought to be holed up inside and quite possibly armed with a gun thought to have been used in a robbery on thursday. >> it may have been a fire arm that was from yesterday's event. but they went to the backyard to retrieve it. it did not belong to a residence but this is speculation. they are probably going to go back to pick up the firearm which they did. it was seen in their possession. they took off in the vehicle and
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it was traced here. >>reporter: after a brief standoff, the suspects surrendered. several other people evacuated from the home waited on the sidewalk as police searched the home, sounding the all-clear here and at the elementary school by about 10:30. police acknowledged the commitment of so many officers seriously taxed the department's depleted resources for a time but had no choice with a school so close by. in san jose rob flade boe kron 4 news. a man who died >> jacqueline: this rain through the bay bridge toll plaza still seeing some wet pavement and showers are run portions of the bay. the north bay is really bear the brunt of the secured over the richmond/rafael bridge. some lighter showers in hayward as well as union city with dublin and
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pleasanton. towards the peninsula, also light rainfall over th n the la hour or so with the satellite & radar still summons to know at lake tahoe. however, it is been a bit more showery it is moving so slow to the south your we continue to see these showers streaming in the bay area. as we look slightly to the north the next system the tail end of this is pressing rainfall towards a regatta it will continue in slowly move towards the south overnight. light of lingering showers along the coast. by 3:00 p.m., still widespread with moderate rainfall through the north bay. also moderate through san francisco. 5:00 p.m., still impacting oakland, concord, hayward.
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and over the south bay and for the inland valleys it both continued to go towards the south. and although rain will be south of the golden gate. as we take a look at 11:00 p.m. we will continue to see shower activity. 11:00 a.m.-in the afternoon but early evening but this is the second of three to everett systems. today saturday will be the next one and a sunday, rainfall at 10:00 a.m. by 4:00 p.m. but the christmas eve and christmas holiday look fairly dry. rainfall could be pushing in the night of christmasrelated. >> pam: the 49ers will have a change to clinch their division with a win this sunday against the rival seattle seahawks. but -- it might not be easy --- kron4 sports' jason appelbaum will be here to break it down -- at 5-30.
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>> the nra wants armed
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officers and every school. 47 percent think that it is a good idea to our officers. 38 say that it is a bad idea others are saying that it is a complex issue. we are getting a ton of opinions. >> eddie mckenzie: i guess sad but true, if some idiot threatens my grandsons school, i want someone to be there well trained and armed, to blow the idiots head off! >> harrie villegas: columbine has had armed security guards when the students were killed. more guns is not the answer. we always want your suggestions and opinions. we will read comments and have poll results every day on our kron 4 facebook fan page.
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>>this just in to the kron 4 news room the ninth circuit
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court of appeals and voted to block the california law banning therapy into turning gave miters interest-rate minors. this would have been the first state in the nation to ban gay therapy. the news at 5:30 is next
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(male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> deadly winter weather slamming the midwest. where it's headed next- along with more of the dramatic video. and - the newtown elementary school shooting - one week later. a look at the nationwide tribute today - and the latest on the investigation. now at 5-30. severe - and deadly - winter weather pounding the midwest. this is video from detroit - heavy snow and high wind situation. multiple car accidents, some even involving police cruisers.
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>> jacqueline: yesterday, we were dealing with a very clear defined warm and cold sections. we can see the rainfall has diminished from yesterday. mainly snowfall as we can see through pennsylvania, new york, and through ohio. a number of winter weather advisories. with snowfall rates that could bring 1 ft. in portions of this region. as we take a look of the watches and the warning's there is a winter weather the advisory could produce two-5 in.. however, the pink and the red could produce more snowfall. and in this location near pittsburgh we are going to c 1.5 ft. and gusting. this is going to produce to the east but it
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will possibly dissipate within 24 hours. >> this high winds and record snowfalls have turned holiday travel into a nightmare before christmas. this satellite photo shows the size of the winter storm now moving into new england. down on earth, the picture is not so pretty. in the upper midwest it is more than a foot deep. >> heavy, wet snow driving hazardous. >> we just dumped in the ditch >> flying unpredictable. >> i'm prayin' >> i'm afraid i wont make it >> hundreds of flights delayed a multi=vehicle pileup in iowa. another one in michigan, some deliveries delayed. but not the mail. wisconsin post office workers promising to come through for christmas. >> rain sleet and snow. really important to get the
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packages delivered, >> at lambeau field in green bay, packers fans pitch in to clear the snow from the stadium seats, and in nebraska, weird sights and sounds as high tension wires are blown together in the high winds the misery is moving east. this map shows where the snow is likely to fall tomorrow. ohio. western pennsylvania and upstate new york could get up to one foot of snow. >> pam: time is ticking for lawmakers to reach an agreement, before we head over the fiscal cliff. but - making it more complex - lawmakers are heading home for the holidays. kron4 political analyst michael yaki is here to break down what's happening now. >> the president is on vacation, congress has been on vacation and we have been told that we could get to even hit another recession
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and they're going on vacation. help me understand that. >> basically, they have no deal and are still trying to reach a deal and they're not going to get a deal. >> pam: but they're still going on vacation they cannot be getting a deal if they're not in washington. i cannot know how the rest of the country can understand. >> i think they understand the president made a point that he spoke with the speaker, john boehner after meeting with harry reid. he made a big point is saying that they have tend taste left. but there is a big deal on the table but let us get real. we only have 10 days. basically kick the can is to postpone the tax increases on the middle class and and send everything to the next congress. and it is perhaps
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they feel good operation so the spending cuts to not go into effect and probably wanted that silly debate will start all over again now. >> pam: that has been the discussion for a while and still less not happen to. they have all gone home. >> part of the problem is that the entire debt ceiling and fiscal cliff issue was an artificial crisis created because of the debt ceiling. from 2011. it was done to put pressure on president obama to hurt him for reelection in. if ms. ryan would have been into -- death rya -- if mitt roy would have been reelected-- they just want to get this done of course, house speaker, john boehner does
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not have the votes. and how could they possibly get an agreement on this. >> that is also not happening either. >> the answer and the question is that whether or not john boehner will support it or let it go to the floor. >> pam: michael yaki, you can understand my frustration and perhaps others. we will speak more about this with michael yaki at 6:00 p.m.if you'd like to connect with michael - you can follow him on twitter - his handle is "at-yaki-blog." president barack obama announced friday he's nominated massachusetts senator john kerry to be the next secretary of state. kerry will need to be confirmed by the senate. and if confirmed, he'll replace hillary clinton who is stepping down in january. u-n ambassador susan rice was on the list to be nominated---but took herself off it, saying it is a "lengthy, disruptive, and costly" confirmation process.
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a new poll shows 57-percent of respondents believe kerry as top diplomat would be good for the country-- while 32-percent say it would be bad. >> one week after the shootings at sandy hook elementary school, there were tributes, prayers, and calls to action. the nation's most prominent gun rights group also spoke out for the first time. karin caifa reports from washington. >>reporter: from new york stock exchange, to south florida, to the nation's capital -- >> we gather as religious leaders both to commemorate the one week marker of the tragic shootings in newtown, connecticut. >>reporter: to the community at the center of the tragedy. memorials at 9-30 a-m eastern, marking one week since the shooting at sandy hook elementary school that killed 20 children and six adults. as investigators continue to hunt for a motive as to why 20-year-old adam lanza killed his mother and later opened fire at sandy hook, the nation's most prominent gun rights lobbying group broke their silence.
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the national rifle association argued in a statement that the nation's schools should have armed protection. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >>reporter: education secretary arne duncan, in his first public remarks since the shooting, said the nation's overall gun policy needs change. >> one disturbed young man was mad at the world. and i can't help but wonder what he might had done, how this might have been different if he didn't have access to those guns. >>reporter: president obama observed his own moment of silence at the white house -- days after his call for a cross-agency panel to address gun policy -- hoping no community has to endure newtown's heartbreak, again. in washington, i'm karin caifa kron4 news.
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>> jacqueline: we have been dealing with what weather and more showers. details, coming up. >> pam: the a's apparently staying put in oakland for now. despite a recent push to get the team moved to san jose. kron4's sports' jason appelbaum will be here to break it down. later.
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>> tonight. now for today's market update. as anticipated. stocks took a nose dive after house republicans called off a vote on raising taxes on the wealthy last night.on wall street. the dow closed the day down 120 points. it had lost as much as 189 at one point. the nasdaq dropped 29- points. and the s-and-p 500 fell 13.
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>> pam: better economic news for california today -- unemployment has dropped below the ten percent. in a new jobs report -- the november the rate was nine- point-eight percent. down slightly from october. the improvement comes something as a surprise to many. since leading economists had predicted our state's unemployment to remain in the doublen digits through next year. >> jacqueline: rainfall totals is for the brunt of this system. santa rosa and nearly 1 in. in petaluma. pretty much everywhere else, the rainfall totals have been under two tenths of 1 in. of rain fall just shower in drizzly. as we take a look outside the stormtracker 4 radar fence and showers around the bay. and also to the livermore valley to and through the peninsula of a more rainfall is is in store for tomorrow.
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the satellite and radar showing snowfall we are still seeing some showers conditions through the bay area. if the rainfall will return off in the north bay and moderate rainfall expected until 1:00 p.m. with shower conditions likely. sunday, another round of wet weather by late morning. gusting some lingering showers on futurecast but keeping our eye to the north. midnight, you will see that it is widespread. also towards san francisco. the moderate will become more expensive concord, oakland, hayward. and the south bay, more-- expansive. there rainfall shifting towards the golden
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gate and by 11, lee green shower activity for the bay area. in fact, that later in shower activity will continue. more rain fall for tomorrow and sunday. however, a brake on monday but another round of rainfall if christmas evening. through thursday. >> pam: look at the road conditions in the sierra. joining us on the phone is
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officer pete mann, from the truckee chp office. right now -- we're looking at video from i-80 at donner summit -- roads very snowy. >> caller: yes, we have had one heck of a storm of but it has been nice. with 6 in. reported in the office and much more on tap. the roads are going to be slow >> pam: is caltran having difficulty keeping up with the snowfall? >> i think that caltran is doing a great job. they have their full staff and a seasonal workers with extra patrols to help mitigate traffic. >> pam: it is unlikely a snowy weekend if you recall the couple were traveling in the sierras and got st uck.l what is your advice
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for travelers? >> any time you are going to travel, it is the time when you want to take extra precautions. bring extra water, clothing, blankets. you never know how long the drive is going to be. sometimes, 16 hours to get to truckee. with that being said, a dress appropriately. >> pam: officer, thank-you. >> can the 49ers beat seattle sunday night and clinch the division title? hear what coach harbaugh and the players are saying.right after the break
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>> pam: in just two days the 49ers take on the seahawks in what many are calling the biggest game of the season .kron four's jason appelbaum about it. .jason. >> it is exciting to have a meaningful game this late in the season. >> pam: it is. >> they have two different
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chances. sunday in seattle or the home against arizona. certainly, they are expected to win against arizona there would like to have a victory against the seattle seahawks. and they must first quarter, beat seattle they have not been beaten at home. from back-to-back games, they have scored at least to the points fort that has not been done since the 1950 new york giants! the seahawks are hot. >> that are hot right now, the offense, the defense, >> enthusiastic team with a lot of energy. well coached. >> we have a great team but we want to the division and we also want to have the first by week. we have to have this victory. and to worry about the next game. >> the first is what they are after. if they will have
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the final two victories, they could lock it up and that could mean going to the packers had level field in the sunday, a first big night. >> and also, the = a's... lease expires at the end of the season. he asked for a five-year extension that would press back until 2018. that move to san jose is their desired destination if it is granted correct the bottom line is that the oakland fans can look forward to more baseball for a while. >> pam: i bet the city leaders are glad to hear that. later. >> pam: thank you, jason. the bay area's favorite way to ring in the new year. is always with kron 4. the biggest parties and spectacular fireworks. will all be on kron 4's new
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year's live show. it is hosted by catherine heenan and gary radnich. kron 4's - new year's live. starts at 11-30 on new years eve. (music)
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>> today is expected to be the busiest holiday travel day. this live report from s f o has passengers deal with delays and all lines. >> this massive winter storm and blizzard warnings. >> jacqueline: this live look at the stormtracker 4. showers through the livermore valley and even more for tomorrow. time it of coming up.
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>> pam: not a white chirstmas. but a wet one for the bay as the storm clouds blanket our area. this is video of rainywe have team coverage on the storm. of stories... jacqueline? >> certainly, rainfall over dublin, pleasanton, he were shedding light rain. but more moderate rainfall in your pleasanton and as we go towards the peninsula. showers on the/off for the last couple of hours. that is continuing
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>> pam: the stormy weather is having an effect on holiday travel plans at s-f-o. 50-flights. 25 arriving. 25 departing. were cancelled this morning because of the rain. others were delayed for as much as an hour and a half. but since this morning. things have gotten much worse kron-4's j-r stone is live at s-f-o. where delays are only getting longer. j.r.? >>reporter: you mentioned that earlier, we are at over 100 cancellations. the average wait time is two
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hours a few of a flight this evening. the worst is at southwest. if you have a flight-the average four times two hours. >> just a our flight was canceled. now, we have to wait two days and we do not have more money. because we spent all of our money here in the usa. (foreign accent) >> this is a big problem and my wife is pregnant. >> one hour delay. >> i am going to sing and to say " happy holidays " everybody. >> try to make out of the best situation. take a look of ththat the.. take a look-with
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the screens. all are quoted late " and this is a 3 hour delays. just to check your back. and to some people waited in line and because of its they missed their flight. because they had to check bags. many people are going to the airport early oakland, no delays. slight delays in airlines such as southwest board >> as you might of match and the travel is not getting as you might-imagines. this live look at the traffic conditions the golden gate also looking decent the san
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mateo bridge east and west lb. grant lodes has more. we are tracking the speech and the bay bridge toll plaza however, the tracking de speeds--. things are getting slow. less than 25 m.p.h.. and both directions you are not going to see speeds up of a 25 m.p.h. the golden gate towards marin county, the speeds not that bad. san rafael, things are getting slower. the same with interstate 80. with berkeley, along interstate 80. charles clifford.
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>> this is towards san francisco. it is pretty slow going. it takes about 24 minutes on the light traffic normal days. i can tell you that there rain has stopped. but it has started to clear up like a san francisco. to the west and it has been on and off all day. let me show you some video, earlier. north east and it was on/off. things got really
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wet. around 5:30 it kind of cleared up. the 580/880, between downtown oakland, the 24 is also busy. in the east bay, charles clifford, kron 4 news. terisa? >> it has been a soggy day. they are just shaking their heads trying to do the best weather conditionsterisa how are things in the north bay tonight? it's coming down pretty good but the
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this winter. >> what was it last night? >> the rain and the wind? the little ones kept waking up. it even got worse on the city streets cars were clogging intersections. the raindrops pounding windshield. there were trying to capitalize on the situation. your turn to get as much fun as possible. >> who wants to and the heavy rain? >> by 3:00 p.m., another downpour facing residents. >> what do think of all of this? >> it is difficult to get our around when it rains i'm grateful and we needed to but it is a difficult and a drag. >>reporter: certainly a drag. while everybody had a pretty good attitude they
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are hoping that it is clear to dry up for christmas. in the north bay, kron 4. >> pam: the rainfall has been also pretty decent in the ssouth.. slow-moving system is in no hurry. kron four's rob fladeboe brings you up to date on conditions there. >> wet and windy in the santa cruz mountains with intermittent showers. also very poor visibility of the summit of highway no. 17. it has been making its presence known. forcing drivers to watch their speak on the corners of either side watching their-speed. at the same time, dry pavement of monitors date 280. there was a big dark cloud of over the valley for the longest time. light showers here, there and even showers here, their ability of that. with-a lot of of
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sunshine. however, near los gatos, a little bit of sunshine. but towards the mountains, a bit of heavier accumulations near the san lorenzo valley, and overall, a pretty much mixture on friday. more of the same expected for the weekend. in the santa cruzns, kron 4. >> pam: stay with kron-4 as we continue to track the storm our website -- kron4-dot- com, as well as our facebook and twitter pages. after the republican criticism of one possible nomination there were also announcing the next secretary of state. the looming fiscal cliff while congress is told holidays. [ male announcer ] if you're ready to get more from your tv service, now's a great time to get at&t u-verse tv.
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>> pam: today marks one week since the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown connecticut. and the community. and country. paused to remember the 26-vicitims. a moment of silence was observed in connecticut. and across the country. at 9-30 eastern time. the moment the shooting began. at the state capitol in
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connecticut. a bell tolled 26-times. traders on the new york stock exchange also honored the victims. and for the first time since the shooting. we are hearing from the national rifle association. grant lodes is back with it's reccommendations for keeping schools safe. grant? >> today, it was a bit of a circus during this press conference with and eruptions. the n-r-a suggested today. that an armed police officer should be placed in every school. they say that the next school killer is waiting in the wings. >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate what ever is necessary to put on police officers in every single school in this nation. the only thing that stops a bad
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guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun why is the idea of the idea of a gun a good one is used to protect the president of our country. or, our police, but bad, when it is used to protect our children in our schools. gun-control advocates spoke out against the idea that more guns = safer schools. >> the nra to our more schools is nothing more than a distraction. it is a delay tactic and it is a distraction from the availability of military- style assault weapons on our streets, schools, used at a shopping malls, workplaces, movie theaters. for the nra and others to shield themselves by saying that it is a mentally ill or we have to have more cops in the
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schools or more guns in the schools. ward of a going to put them in the teachers' the desk. wait a minute, wait until a coquette the gun that is locked up it just is not make sense. >> the ad r a c e o is blaming the mass media, mental health oversight shortcomings and violence and the media. >> the nra--ceo was blamed the mass media. >> then. >> we have been laying the groundwork for further work on both deficit reduction. >> this is after john boehner failed to get his party's support for his " plan b " to. it would have
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only been raising taxes on americans over $1 million per year. without a deal, massive government spending cuts is expected to trigger the house and senatethe house and senate are home for the holidays. who the president is turning to now for a plan of attack on the area. and how could take off and the stock market dropped 100 points overnight just one plan b to not pass. and certainly there is no level of certainty. >> and he wanted to speak that talks are continuing and i anticipate that what we could see in terms of a smaller deal. basically
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sending everything else down the road. february, march 1st that debt ceiling has to be reached any way. what you think that there are always going to be an agreement? >> without a doubt, the bill that the president puts forward with democratic support of john boehner can protect his caucus and put it forward with his blessing. he could bring it to the floor and the republicans were just not vote on it with the democrats vote it, pass it and there are procedures available to do that but will he. >> pam: will he? >> i do not know when a fire
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or sam and the fire was smart i will try to do something like that. >> pam: if he does not do that the nation will have those truckers. >> the president is making the delay is and has the financial markets on this side, the american people on its side in this is an easy way out. if you do not take it is going to be on your head. >> thank you, michael. >> jacqueline: showers are continuing the most in the rain fall of nearly 3 in. in santa rosa stuff dismal, with 2 t. the stormtracker 4 radar still showers are
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looking decent the showers are below 3,000 ft. so the rainfall is still in santa rosa, fairfield, napa no observations it is under the radar airport delays have been a nasty! 200 minutes. it is also expected to be that we with another system and another round of in b 2a.m.-3:00 a.m. and through santa rosa, fairly widespread. also through the san francisco area. by 5:00
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p.m., that would be more expansive. this same by 7:00. largely concentrated north of the golden gate. and we could see calmer conditions at/ hit miss another round of rainfall tomorrow and sunday. the heaviest will be about 3:00 a.m. till noon. showers conditions for most of the bay. it looks as though christmas day will be dry.
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>> pam: new year's eve evening, join us, 11:30
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>> pam: a blizzard is pounding the upper midwest, causing havoc on the roads and leaving thousands of residents without electricity. this is in williamsburg, iowa. these high winds are expected to continue from nebraska through southern wisconsin high winds, more, coming up. hey, look! a shooting star!
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(male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> jacqueline: baj top story is our rain showers for it we are going to see a second round of rainfall through overnight. we can
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see it is pushing through eureka. the future gas is also showing some moderate rainfall. the future-caste-- and by 5:00 also moderate through san bruno. and concord, and also to the south bay. by 9:00, s ouht of the golden gate but it showers conditions that are born to persist for the evening. but that is only the second round of rainfall. that are going to persist. on sunday, that is coming and by 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. however christmas eve and most of the christmas day forecast should be dry >>reporter: at sfo, these weather reported delays the average wait time is two
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hours. take a look in front of southwest airlines. the line is three hours just to check your back. some people waited for at least 4.5 hours. while they were waiting, they ended up missing their flights. san jose is also seeing slight delays. oakland not reporting any delays this evening. j. r. stone, kron 4. >> in the east bay it has been rainy. it has been consistent and to the middle of the day the light storms. this is video the roadways were slack but it is raining just slightly. through the east bay hills, from left to right the storm sweeping over berkeley. around 3:00 p.m., the rainfall really picking up until 5:30 in
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berkeley, charles clifford, kron 4 news. >> continuing our coverage for rain has been relentless. allstate is has been coming down making streets slackens treacherous stretch dresome exta treacherous slac rain came back with a vengeance for and a slippery conditions >> this year by school lockdown at robert saunders elementary of rocky mountain was on the lockdown after a suspect was a scene retrieving a gun from someone's backyard. they are now being investigated with connection with an armed robbery. >> may be that, and was tossed their in their attempt to flee from the
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police. in san jose, rob fladeboe, kron 4. >> schools across the country should have are not officers is what the nra is proposing is-should have- armed officers-- >> i call on congress today to approve rate would is ever necessary to put a armed police officers in every school and appropriate congress to do so. >>reporter: the nra is trying to blame mass media, video games, violence and the shortcomings of mental health wellness programs. grant lodes, kron 4. >> from san francisco, fremont, mt. diablo would
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want a armed police officers on their school grounds. justin waldman, kron 4 news. >> and san francisco, the rainfall did not stop people from getting their holiday shopping done. just a few days and today was one of those days where they had to go out and purchase those items. rain or shine, they were going to be in those storms. coming up, we will hear what they had to say. san francisco, kron 4. >> this new startup company is showing a new, unique item. after you take a photograph, you can have high price canvas and have hidelivered full details
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(male announcer): now, here's stanley roberts who found people behaving badly.ok when its clean we are going to make a right and at the next light we are going to turn right as well >> every major holiday the california highway patrol puts out a all hands on deck call, it's called maximium enforcement >> nats: at the next driveway we are going to turn right >> this means there is a maximium amount of officers on the road liiking for violators like this driver who well lets listen to officer wilson >> nats: ambiance: the
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reason why i stopped you because you weren't weating your seatbelt >> the driver claimed she forgot, for the record i forgot is not really a good excuse . sooooooo >> nats you got cited today for driving with out your seatbelt on go ahead and sign in the red box . nats: ambiance this is not an division of guilt but it is a your point to take care of this matter. >> it is not and that- admission of guiltthis driver was observed doing something that is all too common in the bay dispite it being violation of the vehicle code nats: exit the freeway exit the freeway drive drive exit the freeway exit the freeway * * he was driving while on his cellphone without the benefit of hands free device, and yes he did get a ticket. this driver ran a stop sign right on one of the frontage roads in berkerley but watch the driver of this volkswagon, not only did run the stop sign he wasn't wearing a seat belt so he gets to have a chat with the officer nats: ambiance and if you never heard the term riding dirty this is what it means, not only did he run the stop sign without his seat belt
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he had a major problem nats: whats going on with your registration, apparently his registration expired 7 months ago, he got a ticket 30 days ago for the same violation >> you have a court date? >> you see vehicle registration is what pays for road maintenance, it funds the freeway service patrol and it pays the chp's salaries >> nats ambiance go ahead and step out for me to make a long story short, riding dirty will almost guarentee your vehicles will get towed and of some people that could mean a long walk home but hey look on the bright side at least your car gets a ride at the oakland office of the california patrol stanley roberts kron 4 news if you have a comment or story idea for stanley, you can email us at peoplebehavingbadly@kron4.co m
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ño >> jacqueline: it has been wet and a victory in the
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showers continue at this hour. the stormtracker 4 radar, it has been wet and -- dreary. the 680 interchange near palo alto but the rainfall in the north bay it is shown on the radar but it is only registering above 4,000 ft.. the showers over fairfield, santa rosa, napa are below 4,000 ft.. showers to the north bay. we are going to get a little bit of a lull before overnight rainfall moving in. on futurecast, for the midnight hour. we do have heavy rainfall approaching santa rosa. 3:00 p.m., a fairly wide spread through the north bay. and extending through san francisco. more moderate
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through concord, hayward, and stretching to the south .. by 9:00, mainly south of the golden gate but lynn during showers through the north bay. and lingering- through the north bay. however, similar conditions tomorrow of warsaw today. it will subside of what we saw- today. the weather headlines, showing some showers reconditions lingering towards the evening. the highest in the north bay. and also, gusting at 45 m.p.h. as this presses through. there is a winter storm warning. it will go until monday with a series of systems impacting the region. heavy tomorrow, sunday with one-2 in. of the lower elevations. 5 ft. at
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the higher elevations. a look at your extended forecast. another on a sunday and the rain fall early. we will see showers on sunday. the rainfall will begin by 10 and goes to about 4:00 p.m. but the christmas eve will stay dry. and christmas evening, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. the rainfall could start up again with a lingering showers thursday/friday >> pam: the oakland a's would be staying in oakland for a while. and the 49ers defensive tackle, justin smith will he miss his first game in 11 years? jason has that, coming up in sports. .
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>> welcome back everyone. .the 49ers have already clinched a playoff spot.now they have their sights set on the number two seed and a first round bye. .first up - a prime-time matchup with seattle sunday night they are a perfect running back behind russell williams and a stout defense. seattle against
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seattle, it is not going to come easy. pete carroll's seahawks are rolling. >> they are a hot team right now the defense and the offense are putting up points. >> there are both well coached teams. >> we also have that first week bi week we have to have it reversed this week and then worry about the next day you. >> the big question is that will justin smith play. first it was listed as doubtful but that he was upgraded. basically means that he is 5050. he has not missed a game in 11 years. that is a pretty serious injuries not to mention a huge blow. the raiders, will have to face last year's without see more they are
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8.5 underdogs to the panthers. after it started off slowly, newton has been on fire. he has thrown for nine touchdowns, and no interceptions. the panthers have had four victories out of the five games. dennis allen coach talks about the challenge newton presents for the defense. >> when they go back to throw the ball. they present a lot of challenges and obviously, this guy is extremely good at understanding and running mess and that is not what they do. all the time. he is running-this--it is even more difficult because there are so many other things that you have to worry about >> this annual tradition with packers shoveling out field at limbo. why not? they could be shareholders that limbo field. they
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received $10 per hour, stipend but there would probably do that for free to shovel out from lambeau... there are battling for the second seat. wolf, the a's owner, that he plans on staying there with the current lease up after the current season. he has asked for a five-year extension. he wants to go to san jose but the giants have those rights. for now, at least it appears that they will be calling the coliseum home. and a lot of memories there just last year. five teams in two months. the giants are claiming that there are waivers from the cubs. to not get too excited the 27 year-old is only playing 10
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games. but the story is that he is gone from the red sox, marlins, the a's and back to the red sox before finally landing with the giants. all of that since october 17th. the warriors hosting charlotte their best start since 1992. mark jackson has been pressing all the right buttons. they have had 10 victories of the last 13 games. with 6-10 road trip and curry york and david lee 7 straight games of a least 20 points with 10 rebounds to rafe >> they have been supportive and one another, supportive, on and off the court. i relieved believe that it makes you more unselfish on the basketball
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court. >> the teams that are not only smile and when they are going well but also the teams that with us, we are banding together, no matter what. >> it will be interesting to see tonight beyond charlotte. and the lakers on saturday, that will be a big game but nash could be back around christmas but nash's not expected to be back tomorrow. last night's, the male athlete was michael phelps. however, the female athlete tonight was gabrielle came in first. capturing everybody's heart. and she is the first since mary lou written. it >> the flying squirrel is what she was known as. we will see you at 8:00 p.m. on
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an update with new, sports, weather as we approach the holidays.
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